Saturday, May 30, 2020

Rougned Odor Providing All the Fantasy Punch You Need!

Ian and Eric discuss Ian's inherent Rougned Odor bias, their favorite streaming pitcher options for the week and their weekly risers and sleepers. They also continue to discuss Joey Gallo and his march to 50 home runs.

AL West Heat Check: Who will step up for the Houston Astros?

Houston Astros
The Houston Astros have scuffled a bit in the AL West due to injuries and uncharacteristic slumping. Who will step up in the second half as we head into the Trade Deadline?

AL West Heat Check: What do the Oakland Athletics have in store?

Oakland Athletics
Will the Oakland A's catch the Mariners and Astros in the second half of the season? The run differential and pitching show encouraging signs for Oakland fans.

AL West Heat Check: Will the Los Angeles Angels buy or sell?

Los Angeles Angels
AL West heat check: Still hovering around .500, will the Los Angeles Angels buy or sell at the trade deadline?

AL West Heat Check: Will the Seattle Mariners maintain?

Seattle Mariners
The surprising Seattle Mariners find themselves in the thick of a tough American League West playoff chase. With enemies above and below them in the standings, do they have the firepower to keep up their pace?

Major League Baseball needs to do away with fan voting for the All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.

Major League Baseball first round mock draft

MLB Draft
The MLB Draft will take place June 4-6, with the Detroit Tigers making the first overall pick. Take a look at Armchair MLB's mock draft before the first round airs on MLB Network on Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m. EST.

The struggles of small market teams in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball
Market size impacts every major sport, however Major League Baseball's absence of a hard salary cap makes it especially difficult for small market teams to reach the success of baseball's royalty.

Examining the importance of first pitch strikes

Getting out to an early lead in the count with first pitch strikes is crucial to the success of a pitcher. On the surface, it is clear due to the importance of being ahead in the count. Now, we examine how first pitch strikes may affect deeper stats such as FIP and K%.

The Texas Rangers cone of opportunity is over

The Texas Rangers are done.
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